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Dining, SFoodie Food Trucks and Celebrity Chefs to Celebrate Asian Heritage

Food Trucks and Celebrity Chefs to Celebrate Asian Heritage

When: May 19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: Larkin (at Grove to Ellis) Cost: Free admission The Rundown: Organizers of the Eighth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration, the largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the country, promise the event…
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Dining, SFoodie San Francisco's 10 Best Wine Lists

San Francisco's 10 Best Wine Lists

San Francisco is one of the best places in the world to drink young wines, particularly those with attitude, from many different places. Sommeliers here are passionate and their wine lists reflect it. We don't have many older wines on…
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Dining, SFoodie No. 59: Whiskey Cocktail (aka Old Fashioned) at The Slanted Door

No. 59: Whiskey Cocktail (aka Old Fashioned) at The Slanted Door

The origins of the modern cocktail date to the late 1700s, early 1800s maybe, in a form we'd recognize today: the old fashioned. It's…
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Dining, SFoodie S.F.'s Best Hot Drinks for a Cold Season

S.F.'s Best Hot Drinks for a Cold Season

It may be the most festive time of year, but expecting to get through the holidays on cheer alone is a challenge best left to our friends at the North Pole. The hot holiday cocktail can work wonders thawing…
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Best of San Francisco, Bars & Clubs Five Best Classic Cocktails

Five Best Classic Cocktails

Mai tai at Zaré at Fly Trap -- Zaré's top-shelf rendition of Trader Vic's most famous creation involves freshly squeezed lime juice, spicy-smoky Appleton Estate Jamaican rum, a shot of Cointreau, and Small Hand's artisanal almond-apricot orgeat, stirred with ice…
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Dining, SFoodie Eater SF's Gatekeepers: The Slanted Door, Fake Poo

Eater SF's Gatekeepers: The Slanted Door, Fake Poo

Eater SF finally premiered its own west coast version of "The Gatekeepers" -- already a popular weekly feature of its NYC counterpart, wherein the most on-point food bloggers in town take their show on the road "with the hope…
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Dining, SFoodie Michael Bauer, Conspiracy Buster: It's Just Shitty Service

Michael Bauer, Conspiracy Buster: It's Just Shitty Service

As regular readers know by now, I just love it when Chronicle food critic Michael Bauer takes the time to address reader comments and concerns, laden as they usually are with all manner of bitching, whining and, in this…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Vietnamese

If you'd ask us one of our San Francisco restaurant dreams, we'd have told you we longed for a Slanted Door that was just a touch more consumer-friendly: easier to get into, less noisy, and, while we're at it, why…
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Dining, Eat Never a Feckless Eater

Never a Feckless Eater

When asked if I wanted to meet R.W. "Johnny" Apple Jr., the occasion being the publication of Apple's America: The Discriminating Traveler's Guide to 40 Great Cities in the United States and Canada (North Point Press, $22.50), I jumped at…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Fancy Vietnamese

Once the myriad fans of the Slanted Door's extraordinary high-style Vietnamese cuisine had gotten over the restaurant's two moves to increasingly upscale locations (from the Mission to Brannan Street to the Ferry Building) and braved the tedious reservation lines…
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Dining, Eat Things Change

Things Change

When I heard grumblings from friends and readers about the Slanted Door after it opened in the Ferry Building, its third and glitziest location, I chalked it up to human nature: the almost universal resistance to change and the continuing…
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Dining, Side Dish

Made

On the Money Word on the street is that while some folks may be keeping a tighter grip on their pennies, a few patrons are showing off their recession-proof status. During the first week of August, a table of three…
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